Lea Regional Medical Center - Transitional Care Un
5419 N Lovington Highway, Hobbs NM 88240 · (575) 492-5101 · 16.87% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Nov 1, 2019 · By Nick Reese
With an address in Hobbs, New Mexico, Lea Regional Medical Center - Transitional Care Un is one of just a couple nursing homes in this area. This nursing home turns out to be an A rated facility, which is one of the most impressive scores we offer. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the country. As you will find below, this place also performed well in our category scores. It would be hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 16 Beds
For profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
In addition to performing well overall, this nursing home also earned nearly flawless government inspections. Consequently, it earned one of our highest grades in that category with an A+. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its strong profile, this facility also excelled in our short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a score of A for the area. In determining our short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is more often than not a fair measure of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. It doesn't appear that this facility submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we considered the number of patients who returned home from this facility. This facility performed better in this area than in its staffing levels. This place fared as well as just about any nursing home in the nation with 67.8 percent of its residents returning home. Most facilities are below 50 percent in this metric.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also fared very well in the category of long-term care, where it received a grade of A-. Few facilities received a better grade in this area. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are kept in good health. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccines. It does not appear that this nursing home submitted vaccination data. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
In the final area, we gave this nursing home a grade of A+ for our nursing score. This rounded out a very impressive report card. Our nursing rating includes a number of factors. The most heavily weighted variable is the amount of time nurses spent with residents. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Lea Regional Medical Center - Transitional Care Un Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better